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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

You too can phone gathers momentum

A project of the African Telecommunications Foundation (ATEF) in collaboration with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) known as You Too Can Phone and You Too Can Learn initiative is gathering momentum.

Team Leader of the UNN-ATEF DEGEM Project, Dr. Emmanuel Nnama, who disclosed his in Lagos, said that the appeal is on-going to ensure that the dream becomes realty for the Nigerian populace in every part of the country.

According to him, the current plea by the partnership is the donation of N100 per Short Messaging Service (SMS) sent through any of the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), namely Glo, MTN and Celtel as well as some of the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators including Starcomms and MultiLinks.

“Donate N100 by sending text by entering the word ‘Donate’ to 35056,” he urged, saying there would be a return text in appreciation for participating.

Equally, Nnama said that donors could mail any of their donations in a crossed cheque in favour of the “UNN-DEGEM project” to the Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Chinedu Nebo.

He explained that the concept is to take learning, especially the higher education to the masses, including the markets and farms.

He noted that recent donation of N2.4 million by chairman of undisclosed new generation bank, has been of great help to the partnership and project.

“We have been able to progress the project to the stage now chronicled in various daily newspapers,” he said.

Dr. Nnama further solicited support from various organizations to make their donations to this project in the national interest.

“No amount is considered too small. We are also appealing to the ICT services consuming public at large,” he said.


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